I was born and raised in Yavne. As a student in high school I was the nerd. Afterword I joined the army, of course, and served in the Gaza strip. Now I`m a student in the Ben-Gurion University, in my second year, studying chemistry.
Here is the irony, I live in this country for 22 years, I served in the Gaza strip but I never interacted with Palestinian or really took the time to learn about the Israel-Palestine problem.
The routine seems normal, this is the reality I was born into.
but the heart can`t be fool, it knows there is a better , a greater way to live. I want to see it happen. Be a part of it.
Why I want peace:
it`s the only way that all pepole can be really free, happy and fully expressed
Something you didn't know about me:
How I found mepeace.org:
Eyal invited me
What I want to achieve here:
I see it as a place to grow. to get knowledge and to see how I can contribute to the creation of peace.
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how are you? Are you from gaza? If yes i have a problem. I am living in germany and i wanna help my brothers and sisters in Gaza in sending goods (clothes) which i will collect in germany and donate. i have start a discussion "Help Gaza", and asked how to send these goods! I know that borders are closed to Gaza, but there must be a way to send these things somewhere in gaza to let them shared by people who need it. Do you know some trustworthy organisations, people, school etc. or do you have a adress i can send these goods to? How is it if i send staff adressed to gaza? Does israel desicide wat to enter or the pal. authotity in the westbank?
Please help me cause i am surious. if i could i would visit u but i was denieng enter 4 months before.
The sting of all problems between Israeli and Palestinians lays in the Old City of Jerusalem. Her status has to be solved in such a way, that all parties fighting for control over her can agree upon.
On June 24, the ‘Big Hug’ will be hold in Jerusalem. Light workers from Israel, Palestine and from all over the world, ‘Lovers of Jerusalem’, will come together to bring warmth and energy to this city, embracing holding hands the Old City. If we bundle all our positive energies and bring these to Jerusalem, we can create peace to this exceptional place.
We are organizing the Big Hug to make the people aware –especially the Israeli and Palestinian inhabitants of Jerusalem- that there is a very shaped perspective for the city of Jerusalem as a city of peace: a new, undivided Jerusalem, as the capital of Palestine, Israel and at large.
Let go of the conflict concerning her command and dedicate the city to the Omnipresent. The Old City as a whole is His Temple. To give the walled Old City free to God, as a "Status Apart”, as an independent city, will be the most feasible way to come out the current impasse.
The Old City of Jerusalem must become an open city; a House of Prayer for all the Peoples. This perspective is written down in the Holy Books, this is the perspective we, as ‘Lovers of Jerusalem’ embrace as well as solution. But how many people does already notice this hopeful point of view?
What I saw in Jerusalem and also everywhere else where I meet Islamic and Jewish people is, that not so many persons really think about a future for Jerusalem. Most of the time, they stick with old ideas that the Old City of Jerusalem will always remain a part of Israel, or in opposite, that it will be absolutely a part of a new Palestinian state, as stolen land that has to be given back. With these visions, a future Jerusalem will be a divided city with an East Palestinian and West Israeli part, with barbed wire and checkpoints in between, like the situation of the city from 1948-1967. Or, coming closer to an agreement, people suggest -like proposed in the “Geneva Accord” in 2003- to make a complicated dividing of the Old City in a Israeli and Palestinian part. That will mean that the small alleys will be split by walls and barriers too. The idea that a future Jerusalem will become a divided city, is something that we have to prevent.
There are living about 250.000 Palestinian and 500.000 Israeli rather close together in one city. Do they want to make a separation of Jerusalem in parts or do they choose, deep in their hearts, for unity? So my best friends, it is our task to inform the whole city that there is an alternative for the Jerusalem of today.
All lovers of a united Jerusalem will come together to encircle and embrace the Old City of Jerusalem with love and devotion. We have to encourage all inhabitants of Jerusalem to join the coming Big Hug, with the idea of a New Jerusalem that might be realized with their support.
Rob Schrama Phone:0031-646608660 www.loversofjerusalem.org
Thank you for wanting to create something different for Israelis and Palestinians.
I have traveled to Israel six times and remeber the hope I saw in the young Israelis on Ben Yehhuda in Jerusalem in 2004 and the resignation and tears the following year in which Yitzak Rabin was taken from us.
I would like you to be be my friend and partner in helping create a new conversation for peace on behalf of all children and humanity. Please also join my group on this site: Where Peace Lives.
Perhaps you can help me bring the Where Peace Lives' Kids International Peace Mural Exchange Project to the high school you attended?
I look forward to you reply.
Where Peace Lives